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Foden's set for a bit of Man time

Foden's head to the Isle of Man this weekend to lead workshops and give a concert to help raise funds for the Manx Youth Band.

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  Foden's will head to the Isle of Man this weekend

Foden's will make a welcome return to the Isle of Man this weekend to perform in the Villa Marina to raise funds for the Manx National Youth Band.

As well as the chance to listen to a varied programme featuring many of their outstanding soloists, Foden's will host a workshop for Island brass players earlier in the day.

Fantastic opportunity

"It's a fantastic opportunity and one that doesn't come along too often," Manx Youth Band chairman Ian Mansell told 4BR.

"Local brass players of all ages from across the Island are more than welcome to attend from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at the Villa and players are asked to register in advance via

We much hope as many people as possible take up this opportunity to come and hear one of the world's finest brass bands in action and learn from them."

Local brass players of all ages from across the Island are more than welcome to attend from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at the Villa and players are asked to register in advance via myb@manx.net Manx Youth Band

Close friendship

Speaking about the forthcoming trip Foden's principal cornet Mark Wilkinson said: "We are looking forward to providing the workshop and concert. The band has performed on a number of occasions on the Island and have built up a close friendship with members of the Manx Concert Brass over the years.'

The gala night in the Royal Hall starts at 8.00pm.

The event is supported by the Steam Packet and IOM Arts Council, tickets are now on sale from the box office on 600555, villagaiety.com or the Welcome Centre.



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